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treerpgmo (#47324296)
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Genealogy has been a serious business for me since I was in grade school. I documented and discovered that my 3rd great-grandmother Laura A. (WHITMARSH) MILLER's parents Horace WHITMARSH & Clarissa Mitchell (WARNER) WHITMARSH were both Mayflower descendants. I tracked the surname GILMORE back to Capt. James GILMORE of Rockbridge Co, Virginia. (Thanks to the late Shelby GILMORE for his ground breaking research in the 1960-70s.) Turns out that he was present at the Battle of Yorktown where poor Cornwallis discovered that yes he would be famous but no not for something to land him in to #10 Downing Street. Other discoveres include proving Mennonite ancestry via the BINKLEY orig BINGELLI and STAUFFER lines.

Corrections & Questions: Use the S.A.C. for corrections and please differentiate facts from from suppositions and might be for the benefit of other researchers. Also if it's a question that I don't have an instant answer for that requires further research remember that the facts are the foundation for the solution. Correction and question e-mails should NOT be deletion requests as those requesting deletions are considered a nuisance and are treated accordingly. Include your e-mail address in the S.A.C. and you must have your messages visible to the public. If you are requesting links include the findagrave code number after each person.

Transfers: Most of the the virtual graves I manage are blood kin in some way. I don't transfer direct ancestors or very close relatives of my grandparents. For others that can happen if you are more closely related than me.

First: leave some kind of flower on the virtual grave in question. Use the correct e-mail (NOT a message on my profile) that includes your e-mail address (required) and tell me how you are related. If the person is someone I'm not related to I usually transfer these type immediately. (Unless you ask if you have other relatives buried in the same cemetery. In that case I might need that virtual grave as a reference point for easy access because non-relatives will not be in my internal database.) I probably know very little about a non-relative so someone who is a relative should manage them.

Second: If I am related but you are a closer relative to that person --- I will look at my internal database --- I may have questions for you! I may have active research that I conducting on that person and/or his/her near relatives. So just because I don't transfer a relative immediately doesn't mean no if I don't say no. Before I transfer a relative I back check my internal database to make sure what I have there matches findagrave. If you send in the "correction" additional facts, crosslinks to parents or other updated data I need to fix BOTH areas. I have also been known to transfer a group of graves for the same family. If I am doing a group transfer I also back check each cemetery to see if there are other relatives of the person who don't have virtual memorials but should. All of this takes TIME which is a precious commodity and when it is done it should be done right the first time.

The type of transfers I absolutely will not do are any type of these three:

#1 Any of my direct ancestors and other close relatives of my grandparents.
#2 To people who are bulk collectors of virtual graves that do not transfer outside of guidelines.
#3 To people who have harassed others on findagrave.

These are direct line known surnames to my 7th great-grandparents. Note that on those from Norge I am trying to use "farm" names because surnames were not generally required by law till about 1900 in Norge. American & Canadian states/provinces are abbreviated in all caps. Other countries are spelled out preferably in that nation's first language. When you see a surname repeated that is because it is actually more than one unrelated surnames with the the surname coming closest to this current time listed first. Several of these families can be accessed through my multiple virtual cemeteries. Most of these, but not all, are public:

Missouri: Mercer County, Lindley and Harrison Twsps and also the neighboring townships of Clay Twsp in Harrison County and Hamilton Twsp in Decatur Co, Iowa: I do have a particular interest and expertise in this area as four of my great-grandparents were from this area. If you need help in this area ask. What I don't know I most likely know who you need to talk to.

Maine: Hancock County, Swan's Island: Make sure you see for any virtual grave in this area that I either entered and/or left a candle on. This is the source for all of the information, including links to parents, gravestone photographs or documentation of the lack of one. If the person in question had the surname JOYCE or married one then they either were themselves or married a direct descendant of the SAMSON, STANDISH, and ALDEN families.

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Kurt Hess
Spencer Poole
Please call the cemetery office and get the lot and grave number for your request-

Mountain View Cemetery Phone (510)658-2588.

If you then edit your records to indicate the plot, the location will automatically show up on your request. We or others will be happy to take the photos that you desire.

Added by Kurt Hess on Feb 04, 2017 1:49 PM
Shaun Smith
Isaac Crooker Memorial# 41869554
Hello, I am contacting you regarding Memorial# 41869554 for Isaac Crooker. I am wondering if you are also a descendant of Isaac since you are the maintainer and not the creator. I have pictures that belonged to Allen Jay Crooker, my third great grandfather, his son. I am trying to figure out who all these picture are of. Some are definitely of his brothers. Hope to hear from you. Thanks.
Added by Shaun Smith on Jan 29, 2017 8:16 AM
Duxbury Senior Center Genealogy Club
Seth Weston, Mayflower cem.
Greetings From Duxbury, Massachusetts!

i have been researching Mary Elizabeth Smith, she married Seth Weston in New Hampshire in 1850. You have posted a photo of their gravestone and text says his birth is unknown, yet the monumet has the date 1824. Mary Elixzabeth SMith was born in Waldo County, Maine in 1828. Just thought I would bring it to your attention, thanks for posting the photo!
Pam Smith
Added by Duxbury Senior Center Gen... on Jan 22, 2017 4:35 PM
Karen McKeown Wilson
Memorial of Deborah D Sampson Thayer soule
Memorial number 101358760
She was married to Luther Thayer in 1840. Father is stephen samson mother name is Christine/ christina lewis. Deborah is my 7th great grandmother her father is buried in mayflower cemetery also. You also want to make sure you have both husbands on their my email
Added by Karen McKeown Wilson on Jan 22, 2017 3:50 PM
Duxbury Senior Center Genealogy Club
addition to Galen Weston
Greetings from Duxbury, Massachusetts!

I have an addition to children of Galen Weston. Duxbury Vital Records "Tan Book" lists birth of Seth Weston to Galen and Judith, b 9 Nov 1824/5.

thank you for your work,
Pam Smith
Added by Duxbury Senior Center Gen... on Jan 21, 2017 8:12 AM
Duxbury Senior Center Genealogy Club
addition to Galen Weston
Greetings from Duxbury, Massachusetts!

I have an addition to children of Galen Weston. Duxbury Vital Records "Tan Book" lists birth of Seth Weston to Galen and Judith, b 9 Nov 1824/5.

thank you for your work,
Pam Smith
Added by Duxbury Senior Center Gen... on Jan 21, 2017 8:12 AM
Ruth Beal Lincoln 77421515
It would appear that I was mistaken. The record of death for Ruth is indexed as the daughter's death but when I found the actual image it is indeed Ruth (the wife's record). However, if you can let me know how you narrowed it down from Bate vs Beal. After exhaustive research on this line, I find that there are two records of marriage. One says Beale (Hingham Records) with no father listed. The second (Hubbard's Journal and Town Records) says Ruth Bate, daughter of Caleb Bate. As there was both a Caleb Bate and Bale, and there is a baptismal record for Ruth Bate in 1692 (no father listed), and a death record for Ruth Beal daughter of Caleb in 1696 (along with the birth of another daughter Ruth in 1695 daughter of Caleb), I found the question more complex than expected.

I know what the book published 1893 states, but I question whether they had more information than we do at that time. It would appear that there were quite a few fires in the area (noted in Hubbard's Journal and Town Records), I don't find an estate record for either Caleb Bate or Beal (both of Hingham). As for the quit claim deed, I believe the confusion arises from the double date thing (1650-1), neither record carries this so I overanalyzed based on the literal interpretation of what I was seeing. My apologies.
Added by RedV on Jan 20, 2017 10:08 AM
Ruth Beal Lincoln 77421515
Hi, It would appear that your lines and mine cross more than once. In this case I am contacting you about my children's line. Ruth (Beal) Lincoln did not pass away in 1750, she passed away prior to that according to her daughter Ruth (who did pass away in Nov 1750). In a quit claim deed 26 Jan 1750(Suffolk Massachusetts Probate Records vol 44-45, 1750-1752) to her brother Isaac gives her 1/3rd of father Peter's estate (also mentions mother Ruth (deceased)). She also states that she is a spinster. I did however find a death record which is a possible match for Ruth (Beal) Lincoln, wife of Peter dated 26 Feb 1737. It is indexed as 1727 which makes more sense with her age listed as 45 at the time of death, but the actual record definitely says 1737. If you would like any further information, please feel free to contact me.
Added by RedV on Jan 19, 2017 6:06 PM
RE: Lyle Eugene HEASLEY [link # 116273136] at Maple Hill Cem, Huntsville, Madison Co, Alabama
The information about the parents' names came from another user. I don't know this family and have no idea if those are the correct parents or not. How do you want me to handle this?
Added by Heather on Dec 21, 2016 8:47 AM
Ernestine MassieTabor
58875236 Dorothy King Waller
How wonderful of you to spend so much time helping so many people with their families. Dorothy is my 6th great grandmother and I am wondering if she is your relative also? I have just started searching the Waller line but am always thrilled to find something new. Thanks for all your wonderful searches. Tina (Ernestine Massie Tabor)
Added by Ernestine MassieTabor on Dec 08, 2016 10:38 AM
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